soap dispenser – you may wanna note if you are buying a metal pump one!
i was on the hunt for a soap dispenser for a couple of months. before, i always thought it was strange why one would need a soap dispenser – after all, the soaps all come prepacked in the plastic pumps already – wasn’t a soap pump unnecessary? ha…now i know better! cos’ very simply – soap pumps look prettier than the plastic ones!
I was trying to be eco-friendly and reduce the wastage by buying refills, and the plastic container just didn’t look pretty. Remember the quote by William Morris?
so it took me many months before i finally found a pretty yet decently priced one at SQ FT at Tampines Mall. It met my requirement of being less than SGD 15! Still I hesitated for a bit cos’ it’s not exactly a necessity, then I thought ‘hey! it’s been on my mind for months, and now that it appeared before me – I should not do myself a diservice by ignoring it!’
so i bought this pretty little dispenser.:)
it works really well and pumps very nicely, and the color is great! Thing is…after I poured the soap in – there is a very strong metallic smell…which puts me off cos’ i have a nose of a dog sometimes.
- i LOVE everything about it! good price, looks good, nice color.
- BUT the soap reacts to the metal pump and smells bad. I googled and couldn’t find much information – the only one that mentioned the metallic smell said it seems like it’s the fragrance in the hand soap that reacts with the metal.
if you have a SUPER nose, you may wanna take note. but if you are not bothered by smells generally (my husband can’t really detect any smell, but it’s too strong for me!) – then a metal pump one would probably work fine for you. If you have a super nose, then maybe better to get a plastic pump or if you are using organic soaps – i think should be okay metal or plastic (let me know please!)
so now I can either buy a new dispenser that has plastic pump (not so keen) OR buy a soap that doesn’t have fragrances and is probably better for our skin anyway.
undecided….so in the meanwhile, i went back to my plastic pump. sad. i love the red pump and still leave it on my sink! next to the ugly plastic one. haaa….